R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, has launched its new PRIME Ribbon distribution module in the Middle East. The slide-in module for the fibre optic distributor rack PRIME connects ribbon fibre cables with the flexible and proven PRIME program. With this type of cable, the number of optical fibres in a rack can be increased by 30 percent to 40 percent.
In comparison to single fibre cables, ribbon fibre cables offer several advantages. They enable a higher number of fibres with the same cable diameter as well as the splicing of 8 or 12 fibres in one working step. With this technology, three to four times more fibres can be laid in a conduit or rack than usual.
The PRIME ribbon distribution modules from R&M occupy a 3/4 height unit in a 19-inch rack. Their capacity is 96 fibres. In addition to the splice patch variant with LC duplex or SC couplings, R&M offers a pure splice variant for 288 splices.
The PRIME ribbon distribution modules are suitable for fibre to the home projects in combination with the PRIME racks. They are used for network expansion in central offices, POPs and street cabinets. Data centres use them to consolidate the fibre optic cabling of meet-me rooms and zone distributors. Campus networks and backbones in large buildings are also among the areas of application.